Kit Harington in Game of Thrones season 7 "Eastwatch" (Macall B. Polay/HBO)

Summer TV Scorecard 2017

Facilitate your end of summer TV binge-watching habit with every series and event from May-June that got at least 20 critic reviews; it’s all ranked by Tomatometer in one seriously convenient list.

Adjusted Score: 20.648%
Critics Consensus: Bland and uneven, Disjointed does more smoke-blowing than joke-telling -- though it's further proof that Betsy Sodaro is a comedian to watch.
Synopsis: Disjointed is a workplace comedy starring Kathy Bates as a lifelong advocate for legalization who's finally living her dream as... [More]


Dirty Dancing (2017)

Adjusted Score: 18.247%
Critics Consensus: Clever casting can't save Dirty Dancing, a hollow remake that trips over its own good intentions.
Synopsis: Adaptation of the 1987 box-office smash about an innocent teen vacationing with her parents at an upscale resort in the... [More]
Directed By: Wayne Blair

Adjusted Score: 29.723%
Critics Consensus: Even a cast of talented comedic actors can't keep Friends from College from being anything but underwhelming.
Synopsis: Series 1 of the comedy followingthe lives of a group ofuniversity friends in their 40s.... [More]

Gypsy: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 40.934%
Critics Consensus: Gypsy's ludicrous plot trudges along, dragging a talented cast with it.
Synopsis: A therapist forms troubling relationships with people connected to her patients.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 52.648%
Critics Consensus: While I'm Dying Up Here hints at untapped potential and deserves praise for authentic period detail, its attempts at affecting drama are undermined by subpar writing and a muddled focus.
Synopsis: In Season 1 of "I'm Dying Up Here," the comics of Goldie Herschlag's Hollywood comedy club learn the hard way... [More]

Adjusted Score: 47.86%
Critics Consensus: This old-fashioned tour through F. Scott Fitzgerald's vision of Hollywood has lush production values and an attractive varnish of glamorous pedigree, but lacks a storytelling hook or a compelling character to latch onto - resulting in an inert bauble that is pleasing to look at but elusive to feel.
Synopsis: TV adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel set in a 1930s Hollywood studio, where a rising young executive battles... [More]

Snowfall: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 65.508%
Critics Consensus: Despite Singleton's accurate recreation of 1983 Los Angeles and a strong lead performance from Damson Idris.Snowfall struggles to create a compelling drama from its separate storylines.
Synopsis: Set in 1983 Los Angeles, where the crack cocaine epidemic is about to hit and change countless lives. Franklin Saint... [More]

Adjusted Score: 62.004%
Critics Consensus: Midnight, Texas recycles too many southern gothic tropes to possess much of its own unique flavor, but it's endearingly idiosyncratic enough to merit attention from viewers with an interest in the occult.
Synopsis: In series 1 locals from a Texas town try to fight off supernatural beings.... [More]

Will: Miniseries (2017)

Adjusted Score: 57.29%
Critics Consensus: A misguided attempt to dress up the life and times of Shakespeare, Will drowns in its own frothy mess.
Synopsis: A drama that centres on a young William Shakespeare in the 16th- century theatre scene in London.... [More]

The Mist: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 63.292%
Critics Consensus: The Mist's absorbing atmosphere and solid special effects struggle to overcome a generally uninspired story and performances.
Synopsis: A mysterious mist threatens a small town.... [More]

Ozark: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 73.937%
Critics Consensus: Ozark hasn't yet reached the same level as the classic crime dramas to which it will inevitably be compared, but its satisfyingly complex plot - and a gripping performance from Jason Bateman - suggest greater potential.
Synopsis: A family moves into an Ozarks resort community and faces struggles in a new place filled with dirty money.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 73.22%
Critics Consensus: House of Cards enjoys a confident return to form this season, though its outlandish edge is tempered slightly by the current political climate.
Synopsis: Series 5 of the drama about a ruthless congressman and his equally ambitious wife who navigate the corridors of power... [More]

Adjusted Score: 73.506%
Critics Consensus: Orange Is the New Black's fifth season offers up more of the sharp writing and dizzying tonal juggling acts that fans expect - albeit somewhat less successfully.
Synopsis: A riot sparked by Poussey's death quickly escalates when the inmates gain control of the prison. Once they get a... [More]

Claws: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 83.361%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted, visually impressive, and energetically paced, Claws leaves a mark with a strong first season that hints at even greater potential.
Synopsis: Season 1 of the drama series follows the lives of the people working at the Nail Artisan Manatee County salon... [More]

Adjusted Score: 76.503%
Critics Consensus: Blood Drive indulges its grindhouse elements with gleeful abandon - and balances its gory violence with smart, self-aware humor.
Synopsis: This drama series is set in a near-apocalyptic future where a massive earthquake has split the United States apart. As... [More]

Room 104: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 88.791%
Critics Consensus: Room 104 uses its anthology structure to its advantage, telling a series of short, eclectic stories that hit their marks more often than they miss.
Synopsis: Set in a single room of a traditional New York motel, each episode of this anthology series explores the stories... [More]

Adjusted Score: 90.437%
Critics Consensus: Adult in the best way, I Love Dick expands the scope of its source material while offering smart, provocative, and funny observations on sexuality and gender roles.
Synopsis: A couple's relationship unravels as they obsess over a professor named Dick.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 84.075%
Critics Consensus: Anne with an E uses its complex central character to offer a boldly stylish, emotionally resonant spin on classic source material that satisfies in its own right.
Synopsis: A young orphan's arrival in Avonlea affects the hearts and minds of everyone she meets, beginning with the pair of... [More]

Adjusted Score: 85.932%
Critics Consensus: The adorable and insightful -- though sometimes grating -- titular pet elevates Downward Dog from its potentially "ruff" premise into a sweet, intellectual comedy.
Synopsis: In Season 1 of "Downward Dog," as Nan (Allison Tolman) begins to succeed in the workplace thanks to inspiration from... [More]

Adjusted Score: 97.369%
Critics Consensus: American Gods opens with a series of wildly ambitious gambits -- and rewards viewers' faith with a promising first season whose visual riches are matched by its narrative impact.
Synopsis: In Series 1 of "American Gods", Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is released from prison to the news his wife, Laura... [More]

Adjusted Score: 91.934%
Critics Consensus: Smartly unpredictable and led by powerful performances from a talented cast, the darkly compelling The Sinner sinks its hooks in fast and doesn't let go.
Synopsis: Season 1 of the drama series opens with Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel), a young mother, stabbing a man to death... [More]

Adjusted Score: 99.798%
Critics Consensus: Surreal, suspenseful, and visually stunning, this new Twin Peaks is an auteurist triumph for David Lynch.
Synopsis: New mysteries unfold 25 years after the shocking death of homecoming queen Laura Palmer in a quaint northwestern town.... [More]

GLOW: Season 1 (2017)

Adjusted Score: 100.442%
Critics Consensus: With spot-on 1980s period detail, knockout writing, and a killer cast, GLOW shines brightly.
Synopsis: In 1980s LA, a crew of misfits reinvent themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. A comedy by the team... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.218%
Critics Consensus: The Keepers draws on riveting, real-life terror to expose long-buried secrets -- and tells a brilliantly assembled story along the way.
Synopsis: A deep dive into the unsolved murder of a nun and the mysteries that surround her death decades later.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.075%
Critics Consensus: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt continues to thrive with a comically agile cast, notable guest stars, and a forceful influx of funny.
Synopsis: Season 3 opens with Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) receiving her G.E.D. and dealing with her divorce proceedings: when she finds out... [More]

Adjusted Score: 95.649%
Critics Consensus: After a year-long wait, Game of Thrones roars back with powerful storytelling and a focused interest in its central characters -- particularly the female ones.
Synopsis: While Jon refuses to bend the knee to Dany, he agrees to relinquish his King In The North if she... [More]

Adjusted Score: 103.222%
Critics Consensus: Master of None's second season picks up where its predecessor left off, delivering an ambitious batch of episodes that builds on the show's premise while adding surprising twists.
Synopsis: The Emmy award-winning comedy is back! After traveling abroad, Dev (Aziz Ansari) returns to New York to take on challenges... [More]

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